Monday, 22 September 2014

DIY Christmas picture book - transforming an old book

I don't know what title can express the real essence of this project but the one I chose is not perfect enough. 

What happened here exactly was that I took an old book which was ready to go to the recycling container but I saved it and transformed it something totally different. 

Like this it is not really a book it is more like a huge 3D card.

The book which underwent this transformation was a Russian language book.

I divided the pages of the book in half and after I glued the pages, but beware! not separately one after another. You have to keep them tight with clips and you have to glue them all in one. I used Tacky Glue.

Let it dry completely.  

You have to do it with the other half too.

After it dried I cut out two windows in the pages with a craft knife.

I glued the newly cut parts and I pressed them with heavy books.

I covered the cyrillic letters with other pages from an other book.

I covered the pages with modeling paste. When it dried I painted gold, blue and white paints on it.

For the house I used Sizzix dies:

The pine trees:

I covered the trees and others - the snowman's hat and scarf , the bird, the street lamp - with Glossy Accents. 

The fence: 

I covered the fence with Crackle Accents.

I painted red the cover of the book.

What I used:

- Sizzix Framelits Die - Stars

- Tacky Glue

- Marabu modeling paste

- snowflake puncher

- rhinestones

- stamps

- acrylic paint

- and a used book

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